No Carve Unicorn Pumkin

Natalie’s school has a no carve pumpkin contest every year. (yay?!) She was excited and ready for it this year! She had a few ideas, but ultimately decided to make a unicorn. We want to share with you how we made it!

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Craft Pumpkin 


Glitter Foam

Googly Eyes  (we ended up not using these)



Flower Stickers

Hot Glue & Glue Gun



Pipe Cleaner


Step 1: Paint your pumpkin!

(Make sure to cover the area with newspapers, etc. if you have little ones like me! 😉 We like using a lid off of one of our storage containers. I like how the lip confines the mess.)



Step 2: Put glitter on your pumpkin while it is still wet.


Step 3: Make the horn, hair and ears while waiting on the pumpkin to dry.


Unicorn Horn: Cut the sheet of glitter foam in half diagonally. Roll it onto itself creating a cone shape. Secure with glue. Trim the bottom to make it flat.


Unicorn Hair: Wrap your yarn around a piece of cardboard. Cardboard should be desired hair length. Cut at one end. Grasp where you want to separate mane from bangs and cut opposite end. Secure with pipe cleaner.


Unicorn Ears: Cut unicorn ear shape out of felt. Trace ear shape onto craft foam and cut inside of this to make inside of ear. Cut slits into the bottom of felt and foam to make ear shape. Attach and secure with glue.


Step 4: Attach Unicorn hair with hot glue. Once attached, loop pipe cleaner under and attach with glue.


Step 5: Center horn on pipe cleaner and attach with glue.


Step 6: Attach flowers like a headband with glue.


Step 7: Trim unicorn bangs and style hair to liking.


Step 8: Apply googly eyes. (Or paint on eyes)

After the eyes were attached, Natalie decided that she wanted to paint them on instead. 😐


Step 9: Paint on nose and mouth.


Step 10: Using craft foam, cut out lips and attach to mouth.

(This is when Natalie decided that we had to remove the googly eyes and paint them on.)




Natalie loved her glittery unicorn that she named Lilly. Pumpkin contest results will be posted Friday in a post about the fall festival!




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    Funmi ford

    October 12, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Love this idea and so cute. I have to try it

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    October 12, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Very creative pumpkin decorating! I’ve been looking for crafts to do with the kids this month. Maybe we’ll step away from carving this year and decorate them in stead. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    October 12, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    This is a great idea! Unicorns are everywhere right now!

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    October 12, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    I haven’t craved a pumpkin since my son was born. We always paint them. We might have to try this one.

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    Jasmine Hewitt

    October 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    i’m thinking of decorating much like this instead of carving. it’s very creative!

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      October 13, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      This is adorable!

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